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    Child reading a book at the library Children's Department
    Librarian: Susan Slater
    Assistant: Kelley Wood

    The Children's Department serves the children of Warren County as well as all of those who work with them, including their parents, teachers, and group leaders.

    We offer books, beginning reader's, biographies, fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels, general encyclopedias, encyclopedias of countries of the world, Read-Alongs, (Books and Cassettes/CD's), music on cassettes and CD's, videos, DVD's, Books on Tape and CD's, and magazines. We have a Geo-Safari, three Internet stations (filtered), and a listening center. Children's e-books are now available through Overdrive. Please check the library's homepage for more information about e-books.

    Throughout the year the Children's Department, upon request, conducts tours and gives programs for community groups and school groups. Throughout fall, winter, spring and summer the Children's Department conducts Toddler Time, which takes place on select Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's area. This program includes stories, songs, crafts and creative play. There is also a number of other special events planned throughout the year. Please refer to the children's Upcoming Events for current programs.

    Each summer, the Children's Department participates in the nationwide Collaborative Summer Reading Program that is designed to promote recreational reading and to plant the seeds of a lifelong enjoyment of reading. The 2014 Summer Reading Program was Fizz, Boom, READ! Past themes have included Dig into Reading, Dream Big, READ!, One World, Many Stories, Make a Splash: READ!, Be Creative at Your Library, Get a Clue @ Your Library, Catch the Reading Bug, Animal Odyssey, Spotlight on Reading-Be a Star @ Your Library, Get in the Game @ Your Library, and Discover New Trails @ Your Library. In 2015 the general theme has to do with heroes and is entitled Every Hero has a Story. This should be especially fun for those who love super heroes. The programs are free and encourage children to read for fun and to maintain the reading skills they have mastered during the school year.

    The Children's Department is open during normal library hours. Please call the library and ask for ext. 26 if you have any questions.

    Websites for Children

    Book, Print & Media Awards The American Library Association and its member units honor books, print and other forms of media through a variety of awards. These awards are given to publications, and the authors, illustrators, and publishers who create them. Newbery and Caldecott are just two of the numerous award lists you will find here. These lists can serve as an excellent resource when selecting books for your children.

    Pennsylvania Center for the Book: Includes links to award lists, blogs, reviews, book clubs, family literacy projects, book events such as conferences and festivals.

    Parents' Choice: Children's Media and Toy Reviews: Professionals with various areas of expertise evaluate audio, books, DVDs, magazines, mobile apps, software, television, toys, video games, and websites.  Awards are arranged by category, and reviews are provided.

    Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - A fun and educational website designed for students, parents, and teachers. It provides an introduction to how the U.S. Government works based on information resources available on the Government Printing Office website.

    BookFLIX:  (NOTE: This is not an active link. To visit BookFLIX, follow steps listed below.) Perfect for early readers, English Language Learners, and reluctant readers, BookFLIX pairs quality fictional video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks. Also included with each pair of books are interactive games and activites, web links, author biographies, and resources for educators, librarians and parents. Featuring Weston Woods movies by Scholastic. To visit: go the the Library's website www.warrenlibrary.org, find the Power Library icon in the lower right corner and click on it. Once in Power Library, scroll down to and click on Children's Resources. Scroll down to find BookFLIX. You will have to enter your library card number at some point, which can be found on the back of your library card. As long as your library card number is active, you should be able to access BookFLIX.